lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Skyview. Lightly hazy yellow-orange with a smooth white head, very herbal spicy hop note some earthy sweet hay malts in the aroma. Taste is peppery malty, too much like a Helles, warm hay, grassy hops, not that refreshing.
shigadeyo (2973) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/17/2007: New Glarus Hometown Blonde pours beautifully into my Warsteiner Pilsner glass. The beer has a clean, golden blonde color and a large, thick, and extremly pale yellow head. The head is lasting and leaves some dense, foamy lacing on the glass. There is also a generous amount of lively carbonation. The aroma is pale malt, slightly sweet, and has some lightly spicy and grassy hops. The flavor is crisp and clean with a welcoming bready maltiness followed by a good amount of spicy, grassy, floral, and lightly citrus hop bitterness. The body is medium which is probably a bit heavier than most traditional Pilsners, but it works really well with this beer providing a smooth, near creamy texture. Overall this is an impressive Pils that I could drink one after another all day long and enjoy from begining to end!
12 oz bottle from buckybeer. Thanks Mark!
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Bockyhorsey - Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a one finger thick off white head. Spotty lacing. Aroma is spicey, herbal hops and light grain. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt with a nice hop bitterness. Medium body. A very nice lager. Thanks Bill and Wendy.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle
I ran across this on a recent beer run. It must have just showed up on the shelves around Madison. This is a definite winner in the vein of the Edel Pils - drinkable and perfect for almost any occasion. I almost wish there was a way to try it side by side with the last New Glarus pilsener.
Aroma / Appearance - Bananas, Crystal Pepsi, granny smith apples and fresh cut hay comprise a very airy and light aroma. It pleases the senses without overwhelming. The pour resulted in a one finger head resting over the top of a copper body. Light filtered through forming an image of what a pilsener should look like; this puts the television ads to shame (not that it is difficult to come across as better than a BMC).
Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel is very full for a pils, washing the senses in light wheat and honeycomb. There is not much complexity to speak of but that is not to be expected. This is a beer you can share with others while watching fireworks on the 4th. I imagine it might even have taste if drunk directly from a bottle though that is an experiment I personally will not be trying. The only downside is that it won’t age long so when this one is gone it will be a long wait for its return.
eaglefan538 (2849) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy Bockyhorsey. Our was golde with a bit of amber hues mixed in there, nice initial white head, changes to thin covering, ring around the edge, spotty lacing. The aroma was herbal, grassy, grainy, wheaty bite? The flavor followed the aroma, a touch of mintiness in there too. A lot going on in this one, despite it being just a "blonde" ale. Mouthfeel wasn’t bad, full for a blonde.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Ughsmash for this. Pours cloudy murky orange with a small white head. Fruity and spicy nose. Intersting for a pilsner, not as crisp and floral on the hops, cloudy and a bit to fruity, but a good beer. Earthy and grassy hops show their bitterness more then their floral characters, citrusy fruity flavors show with a bit of spiciness in the finish.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another solid beer from New Glarus. Tried this with Josh in KC after his trip to WI in 2013. Light yellow and nearly transparent (as long as you don’t get the sediment. Relatively dry with a thicker body than Belgian style blondes.
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Wafts a nice lager smell after sitting in a glass for a while. Color hits burnished gold of an actual pils, which is always refreshing to see, with a scrum of clotted foam across the top. Drink is hearty with lightly toasted malts, no graininess. After some unsure whiffs in the nose, I find no off-tastes or adjuncts. Tends to a bit of ale fruitiness. Also the nice sharp tang of German noble hops sets in nicely. A darn good American pilsener that I may have liked even better if I had popped this bottle when I bought it in November… darn these beer hunting trips.
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to cbfobes. Thanks! Pours a lighter copper color with a white head of loosely packed foam. The aroma is floral and grassy, with an almost nutty character hidden beneath the pilsnery sweetness. The taste has a nice fruity sweetness with the dry grassyness of the german hops wrapping the beer up with great precision. This is one delicious pilsener. Thanks again, Brandon!
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz, 2007. Dan Carey told me this was his favorite easy drinking beer he made. Pours a clear golden with a one finger white head that fades to a film. Aroma of grassy and spicy hops, though the grass is dominant. There are some biscuits and some light fruitiness. Flavor adds a lemony orangey character, and I don’t think it’s the same type of fruitiness I got in the aroma. Grassy and spicy hops are back stronger in the flavor, though the grass in dominant. Grain and biscuits make up the backbone. Not a lot of bitterness here. Moderate creamy carbonation with a light to medium body. Very good and very refreshing.